When Should I Start Social Security?

Greetings Medicare Seeker!

Here’s a question I receive every week: when should I start Social Security?

The answer is… it depends :)!

Every retiree is in a different situation, but the rule of thumb is this:

The longer you wait, the larger benefit.

Here’s an article from Bankrate that may be helpful.

If you are unsure, visit the Social Security Website or contact a financial professional.

Even more important, the Medicare Annual Election Period begins in October.

If you haven’t reviewed your Medicare Insurance coverage in a while or you just want peace of mind…

Book a time on my calendar here!

Can you see the Medicare Stars?

Hello, this is Karl Bruns-Kyler with the Big 65 Medicare Insurance Services and I hope you’re having a great week.

My wife Quantz and I are currently in Vienna and it is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

Today I want to talk about the importance of medical ratings for providers.

Whether you are receiving home health care, or you have a family member in a long-term care facility, or you would simply like to know the ratings of the hospital where you are going to receive an outpatient procedure, you have options.

I am attaching a link to the Medicare.gov website where you can find the ratings for hospitals, home healthcare providers, long-term care facilities and medical service providers.

If the ratings for a provider is lower than 3 or 3.5 stars, you may want to consider other providers.

Ratings can change monthly so do your homework. Here is the link:

Find and Compare Nursing Homes, Hospitals and Other Providers Near You

The Annual Election Period begins in October.

If your medication’s have changed, if your doctors have changed, or if you’re hearing a lot about new plans and you’re just curious, book a time on my calendar pull out and I’ll be happy to review your options.

Book a time on my calendar here and we’ll talk soon.

How To Stay Forever Young

Greetings Medicare Seeker and I hope you’re having a great week.

Studies have shown that if we listen to the music of our youth, it’ll actually make us healthier by:

Lowing our blood pressure.

Improving our mood.

Strengthen learning and memory.

Help us recovery more quickly from surgery and strokes.

Music has many other benefits as well.

I promise you’ll be glad you did. Here’s an article that shows how music can help.

In the meantime, the Annual Election Period begins in October so if:

You are unhappy with your coverage…

Your medications or your doctors have changed…

You are being bombarded by Medicare ads and you want to get the facts…

Give me a call or book a time here.

And, as Bob Dylan said, “may you stay forever young :)!”

It’s time for a gut check to reduce the risk of getting COVID

Hey Neighbor,

I hope you’re having a great week, despite COVID. I spoke with three different clients who all came down with COVID so count yourself lucky!

It is too easy to take good health for granted. Click on the picture below to learn about one of the least talked about but easiest ways you can improve your immune system and reduce the risk of getting COVID.

Our bodies possess  a remarkable ability to heal. If we leverage the proper tools, we really can turbo charge our immune systems and stay healthier .

  • East diverse foods: veggies, legumes and fruit.
  • Get out in nature. Weeding in the backyard will make you healthier.
  • Eat fermented foods and a little apple cider vinegar.
  • Avoid too much sugar and artificial sweeteners

The bottom line, small steps can have a huge impact on our microbiome and help our bodies heal. Be sure to check out this article.

Remember the Annual Election Period for Medicare Changes ends in three weeks.  Book a time here if you need help.